One Good Deed

  • Interest Level: Preschool - Grade 3
  • Reading Level: Grade 1

It all started with some berries…

In this version of paying it forward, one good deed leads to another as people in a multicultural neighborhood, including a Jewish family, change the life of the community.

“The author lets her characters make her point (the world is a much better place when people are kind), only introducing the Jewish term for this behavior – mitzvot – at the end of the story. Melmon’s upbeat illustrations are similarly nondenominational and will help listeners visualize the story’s key elements.”—Booklist Online

“This is a good read-aloud for young children, as the art is benign and the text includes a pleasing repetition of reactions from neighbors, who are always ‘surprised’ and ‘delighted’ by the kindness bestowed upon them. Another positive touch: the succinct back story about the derivation of the word ‘mitzvah.’ A sweet plug for random acts of kindness.”—Kirkus Reviews

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Interest Level Preschool - Grade 3
Reading Level Grade 1
Genre Picture Books, Social Studies
Copyright 2015
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Kar-Ben Publishing ®
Language English
Number of Pages 24
Publication Date 2015-08-01
Text Type Fiction
BISACS JUV033020, JUV039060, JUV039200
Dewey [E]
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 10.625 x 8.875
Lexile 580
Features Author/Illustrator biography, Original artwork, and Reviewed

Reviews

School Library Journal

“A recommended purchase for Judaic collections and others.” — School Library Journal

Booklist Online

“The author lets her characters make her point (the world is a much better place when people are kind), only introducing the Jewish term for this behavior – mitzvot – at the end of the story. Melmon’s upbeat illustrations are similarly nondenominational and will help listeners visualize the story’s key elements.” — Booklist Online

Kirkus Reviews

“This is a good read-aloud for young children, as the art is benign and the text includes a pleasing repetition of reactions from neighbors, who are always ‘surprised’ and ‘delighted’ by the kindness bestowed upon them. Another positive touch: the succinct back story about the derivation of the word ‘mitzvah.’ A sweet plug for random acts of kindness.” — Kirkus Reviews

Author: Terri Fields

The author of over twenty children's books, Terri Fields has won numerous awards for her writing, including recognition from the American Library Association. She and her husband live in Arizona.

Illustrator: Deborah Melmon

Deborah Melmon has been a freelance illustrator in the San Francisco Bay area for over 30 years. Among her many picture books are Picnic at Camp Shalom, Speak Up, Tommy, One Good Deed, and Chicken Soup, Chicken, Soup. Deborah lives with a comical Airedale Terrier named Mack.